The Redemption Stakes kicks off this week as the top 16 greyhounds at the racetrack will take part of 2 races on Monday evening, October 2nd, and the top 4 finishers from each race will move on to the finals this Saturday evening, October 7th, at bestbet Jacksonville.
Loads of talent grace these two races and it will be a couple of great chances to watch, wager, and win on our best once again. Let’s take a closer look at the fields and see if we can start out your week right with come winning tickets.
Redemption Stakes Round 1
Monday evening October 2nd, 2017
Race 7 – A great race here features the hottest greyhound at the racetrack, Lk’s Black Gold. Winning 8 of her last 9 starts, this little girl is a monster on the front end and can wire any field when she gets her nose in front early on. If that weren’t enough of a class edge, she gets the one box to boot in this effort. She loves the rail and has posted up wins in her last three efforts wearing the red blanket. She is going to be tough to beat tonight. Trying to make her work at least will be the likes of the solid grade A, and no slouch himself either, runner Bgr Benny Da Jet. Benny has really come out well as of late and can dominate fields on his own when he gets clear early on. Unlike Black Gold, he is just not about the early speed and can come from off the pace to challenge and win races. If these two lock up early, it is going to be a great battle to the wire. Another greyhound to consider in this effort include the rest and ready to go, former stakes finalists, Perfect Pitch. Coming off a win she is back in form, and with a good post, could challenge as well. Don’t forget about Pat C Hash Tag either. This solid grade A threat is a whole different greyhound from the rail, and that is just where he is starting this one from. He is a solid chaser, that can come on a bit late in races, and blue is his favorite color. Last time out from this post, a near 6 length win in 30.51… (1-7-3-2)
Race 10 – Not to be outdone by the star power of the 7th race, the 10th race saves the Track Record Holder, and winner of the 2017 bestbet Sprint Stakes, Real Good Feelin. This greyhound is as fast as she wants to be and can destroy fields of greyhounds as she gallops around the racetrack. She loves the edges and could break free from the 3 box again in this effort. She doesn’t need to be in the lead early on, she has tremendous closing speed, and can win for fun from well of the lead in any race. She will most likely not be in the front early here, loads of early speed around her, but she will use that room to get into position and take home the W at the finish line. She will not have it easy though. Former stakes finalists Boc’s Andross is also in this field, and she is on top of her game right now. Winning 4 of her last 6 efforts, and supplying loads of early speed, she could be the one to beat in this race. She loves the outside part of the racetrack, and might even be able to hold on late for the win if she can steal enough early on. This one could come down to a photo finish. Early the room will be crowded as not only Andross will be vying for the top spot as they head to the wire. Flanking Real Good Feeling will be a pair of great early speeders that will want to find the lead and try and hold on for a spot in the money at the finish line. Lorine Of Ruckus has not been beaten to the turn in 5 straight races, and tonight that trend will continue. The bad news is that she pays for it late, as she is short, short, short in the stretch. She will have big girls chasing her late and you can expect that lead to disappear in the stretch. Watch out for Kells Ferrari too. This guy has not finished out of the money in 6 straight trips, and that does include a win in grade A 6 starts ago. He has a tremendous rush to the turn and will be throwing his hat into the rink as they round the corner down the backside. He too is short late and will do well to hold on in the money at the finish line. (3-7-2-4)
Don’t forget we will be running the finals with the top 4 finishers in each race on Saturday evening October 7th at bestbet Jacksonville. In conjunction with the finals, we will feature our fane favorite 2nd chance drawings, where you can turn your losing Orange Park tickets into a cool $20 voucher is you name is selected throughout the evening.
So, grab some friends, make your plans, and come out on for a great buffet, featuring all you can eat Crab Legs, some great racing, and a great time here at bestbet Jacksonville. I will see you AT THE RACES!